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Sr Software Engineer-Front End

| Chicago

Overview

We are growing the digital technology team to power the future of digital news and promote quality journalism.  We’re looking for a smart and talented software engineer who wants to contribute to the future of journalism and fit into our culture of collaboration and innovation.

 

As a senior web frontend software engineer, you will help enhance troncX’s web sites for properties like the LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and other publications.

Responsibilities

  • Works as part of a team to continually refresh and enhance our users’ web experiences using an Agile Development Methodology.
  • Works on the most complex components of core systems with little or no guidance
  • Consistently delivers excellent work results and mentors less-experienced team members.
  • Assist key stakeholders (i.e. software engineers, application support, operations, vendors) in troubleshooting issues as they arise
  • Participate in department and interdepartmental projects as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 6-8+ years of experience as a software engineer
  • Strong knowledge of software development methodologies, practices, and procedures, with an emphasis on Agile methodologies (XP or Scrum).
  • Must have advanced JavaScript experience
  • Expertise in the following areas:
    • HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and JS frameworks, such as jQuery, Angular and/or React.
    • Responsive / Adaptive Web Design
    • Website performance analysis and improvement
    • Creating web sites that are accessible to users who require assistive technologies
  • Comfortable working in AWS-hosted Linux environments.
  • Able to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Able to solve critical issues & work well in time critical situations, with occasional availability after hours for emergency troubleshooting.
  • Able to participate in occasional travel to other Tribune business units, vendors, or client sites.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • OmnitureAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • CheetahMailEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

160 N. Stetson Ave , Chicago, IL 60601

What are Tribune Publishing Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
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